Litter Heroes urged to sign up to the Great British Spring Clean

Planning and Environment
16:24, Monday, 3rd May 2021

North Lincolnshire’s Litter Heroes are being called upon to take part in this year’s Great British Spring Clean between 28 May and 13 June 2021.

North Lincolnshire Council is once again backing the country’s biggest annual litter campaign to encourage people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up rubbish blighting our area.

Over the last year outdoor spaces and places have mattered to us more than ever, and the council supports many local litter-picking groups who are working hard to make the local environment cleaner and greener.

We empty more than 1,800 bins a week, maintain more than four million square metres of open spaces and parks and spend more than £1 million a year cleaning up other people’s rubbish.

Local people, community groups, charities, clubs, businesses and town and parish councils in North Lincolnshire are being called on to join the growing army of Litter Heroes who have had enough of other people’s rubbish and want to help us take action against it.

Taking part in the Great British Spring Clean is not only good for the environment, but for mental and physical health too.

Last year, 79% of people who took part reported improved mood, and 51% said it encouraged them to move more.

If you would like to get involved in the big clean up, call us on 01724 297000 or email neighbourhoodservices@northlincs.gov.uk. We can offer support including providing litter picking equipment and removing the rubbish you collect.

You can also register your involvement online. This will ensure that all clean-ups in North Lincolnshire are recognised and are shown on the map along with others taking place up and down the country. You will also be able to download a guide and get advice and tips.

Share your litter picks using the hashtag #GBSpringClean.

The Great British Spring Clean is led by Keep Britain Tidy.